Get On Up – James Brown Biopic – Official Trailer

The long-awaited, hotly-anticipated James Brown biopic is finally a reality. Get On Up stars Chadwick Boseman as the soul music icon, in a story that recounts his early life, his abandonment by his mother (Viola Davis), his childhood raised in a brothel by his aunt (Octavia Spencer), and his rise to stardom as “The Godfather of Soul.”

The film’s tagline — “What you heard is only the beginning” — could end up being the understatement of the year, if the film covers even half of the fascinating things that have happened in Brown’s life. The trailer is an interesting one, as Boseman is pretty much a perfect fit for the role. You can watch the full trailer below:

Get On Up hits theaters on Aug. 1.

Get On Up - James Brown Biopic - Official Trailer

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